Skip to main content

Minneapolis put the EPA's deleted climate change data back online

"Climate change is real," Minneapolis says.

Remember all that climate change information the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deleted from its website

Well, the City of Minneapolis has put it back online

In a news release Thursday, Minneapolis said it's joined other cities around the U.S. in posting a screenshot of the deleted climate data on the city's website. 

"While this information may not be readily available on the EPA’s website, in Minneapolis we know climate change is real," the city's website says

The deleted EPA data includes information on what causes climate change, the impact it has on weather, as well as the steps federal government has taken to reduce its impact. 

And by putting it on the city's website, Minneapolis says it's making sure people have access to that information. 

Minneapolis says it's committed to taking action on climate change, noting it has a "nation-leading" Climate Action Plan and a "first-in-the-nation" Clean Energy Partnership.

Other cities like Boston, Atlanta, Houston, San Franciso and Seattle have all posted the deleted EPA information online. This website helps people republish the data. 

 Why'd the EPA delete it? 

The EPA started updating its website in the spring, scrapping information on climate change, greenhouse gases and other topics. 

The information had been posted on the website in some form since 1997, the Washington Post said. And when it was deleted, it upset a bunch of environmentalists

The EPA said at the time the changes to the site "reflect EPA's priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt." You can read more about that here

Scott Pruitt, who's the head of the EPA, has said he doesn't believe carbon dioxide is a main factor in global warming.

Next Up

Chet Holmgren

Thunder selects Chet Holmgren 2nd overall in NBA Draft

The Minneapolis native becomes the highest-drafted Minnesotan in NBA history.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 2.21.45 PM

One airlifted after crash on rural Scott County highway

The State Patrol shut down Highway 282 in both directions Thursday afternoon.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Police investigating after two men found dead in Maple Grove

Few details are known about the investigation.

12-web-or-mls-12 Dining room

Gallery: Charming, Northeast Minneapolis Home is perfect for first-time homebuyers

Located in the Holland neighborhood, it's near the Eastside Co-op, tons of amazing restaurants, breweries, and a distillery

US-169 BUS, Shakopee, Minnesota - June 2019 (1)

Eden Prairie 19-year-old killed in crash near Valleyfair is ID'd

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash, involving a 26-year-old driver from Hopkins.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 12.35.25 PM

Man pleads guilty for threatening to kill Hennepin County employees

Peter Robert Berry has a criminal history dating back to the 1970s, according to court records.

Screen Shot 2020-01-02 at 7.54.07 AM

Fourth person sentenced for murder of Minneapolis realtor

Lyndon Wiggins is the fourth person that has been sentenced in the kidnapping and killing of Monique Baugh.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 23

The number of Minnesotans up to date on their vaccine has dropped, largely due to kids 6 months to 4 years now eligible in the data.

Fire

Man severely burned in house fire near Duluth

The burn victim was airlifted to Minneapolis for advanced care.

ambulance

Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora

The crash occurred in Brunswick Township just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Related

The EPA is removing climate change information from its website

The changes reflect new direction under President Donald Trump.

As climate changes, Minnesotans are more at risk from Lyme disease, flooding

Minnesota is not making enough progress reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a report says.

Hey Wisconsin DNR, where'd all that climate change info go?

They now say the cause of climate change is up for debate.

President Trump confirms the U.S. will quit Paris climate agreement, for now

America will become just the third country not signed up to the agreement.

george todd park

Minneapolis park sign changed back to George Todd Park

It was changed over the weekend in honor of George Floyd.

Paris climate agreement: What Minnesota politicians said about Trump's decision

Minnesota Democrats have some strong feelings about the decision to leave the accord.

Minneapolis police push back on 'fast track' training report

Reports suggested the officer who shot Justine Damond went through accelerated training.

gov tim walz

Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects

Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.